Shippensburg Police Department


Fred A. Scott, Chief of Police


60 West Burd Street ~ Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257 ~ Department: 717.532.7361 Fax: 717.532.2313

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The Shippensburg Borough Police Department  believes that community relations are an essential aspect of any police department. Programs and partnerships provide us with a direct link to our community. Crime prevention is one important part of the Community Relations Section.


The Police lobby receptionist window is generally closed on weekends and after 4:00 p.m. To receive assistance, speak with a police officer or for emergency use, a tan wall phone is provided in the police lobby connecting you to the Cumberland County Emergency Communications (9-1-1) Center for your convenience.


Shippensburg Police want you to know about these crimes:


Sexual Assault -

Sexual assault and rape are acts of violence that can happen to anyone. Attackers and rapists can be anyone - strangers, neighbors, boyfriends, husbands, co-workers, classmates, family members, and even friends. In fact, most victims know their assailants. Here's the good news: you can reduce the risk of sexual assault, by using common sense, and learning how to protect yourself.

Only 15 percent of all rapes are reported to the police. Victims will usually not hesitate to report a "stranger" rape, but will rarely report an "acquaintance" rape, because society looks at the two very differently. Victims also have to go through the process of telling the gruesome story over and over again; to the police, emergency room personnel, the prosecuting attorney, and a jury. The victims re-live the incident each time they go through the details, making them hesitant to prosecute the offender, and they are left wondering why the system is so insensitive to their victimization.

If you would like more information, please contact the Shippensburg Police Department at 717-532-7361.

Domestic Violence Awareness -

The response to domestic violence is no longer crisis intervention but crime intervention. The goals of the police are to stop the violence, make the victim safe or safer, and to hold the batterer accountable.

We offer information on current police procedure when domestic violence is suspected. How probable cause is established from evidence of the victim's injury, statements from those involved, and evidence gathered at the scene. We discuss the components of the investigation, from photographs of the victim's injuries, 9-1-1 tapes, medical records, paramedic run sheets, and impounded evidence, all of which relate to a successful prosecution.

For more information, please contact the Shippensburg Police Department at 717-532-7361 or email

Protecting Your Home -

Although no home may be safe from the professional burglar, there are ways to make your home secure form the average burglar. We provide information on lighting, locks, windows, doors, and other valuable insight to your homes security to make it less vulnerable to burglary. The old saying of "stop a thief, light a light" still holds true today, but do you know how to effectively use radios and television sets, and how to position the drapery on your windows when you leave for an extended period of time?

Burglaries increase because of several factors. Some of which are: unlocked doors and windows, obvious signs of absence, i.e. multiple newspapers on door step, lack of concern or interest, failure to cooperate with police, and inability to describe personal property.

We will assist you in identifying areas of weak security that can easily be "beefed up" at low cost to the homeowner. If you would like more information, Shippensburg Police Department at 717-532-7361 or email

Also, Shippensburg Police want you to know about these crimes:

Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I.) Enforcement

Noise Ordinance and Disorderly Conduct

Underage Drinking

Pubic Drunkenness


Keep this in the back of your mind

If you would like more information, please contact the Shippensburg Police Department at 717-532-7361 or email


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Shippensburg Police Department  Phone - 717-532-7361  Fax - 717-532-2313        Last Modified :01/30/12 11:28 PM          Copyright 2008